Task Groups

In order to prepare the Plan, the Steering Group created five sub-groups, or task groups to investigate different issues that the Plan needs to cover. These covered the following areas

Community engagement (Lucy Brittain and Jo Schofield)

  • Communication with all relevant parties
  • Preparation and maintenance of website, notices and other media
  • Running Village consultation events, liaison with South Oxfordshire District Council and Planning Consultants, Terence O‚ÄôRourke (John Curtis)
  • Maintaining a consultation record

Transport and highways (Hugh Garforth Bles)

  • Traffic surveys and forecasts
  • Research into public transport and accessibility
  • Research into footpaths / rights of way

Housing (Paul McNamara)

  • Housing needs and policy questionnaire
  • Analysis of 2011 census data
  • Liaison with SODC regarding housing needs in Pyrton
  • Research/analysis to understand demand for housing in Pyrton and information about local house and rental prices in Pyrton in recent years and expectations in future years
  • Identifying any specific local issues or additional points that parishioners would like the policies of the Neighbourhood Plan to cover or address

Economy and Environment (Michael Crawford)

  • Research into where residents work/what is needed to support the economically active
  • Employment opportunities in Pyrton
  • Analysis of flood risk and drainage, sewerage and water supply issues
  • Research / analysis of landscape character and form

History and Development of the parish (Philip Pinney)

  • Analysis of historical maps and the development/history of the parish and its built heritage and natural assets